Posted: March 11, 2020
We are now implementing new federal directives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in senior living communities. The Centers for Medicare/Medicare Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that if a skilled nursing, assisted living or memory support community is in a county or operates in a county adjacent to a county that has had a positive case of COVID-19, we MUST limit visitors.
What does this mean for Casey’s Pond? Residents in the Doak Walker neighborhood and the assisted living and memory support neighborhoods will be allowed visitors for essential needs only, such as support care and family visit in end-of-life situations. Visits must be brief. All visitors will complete our screening protocol, which includes a few questions about their current health, and they will need to wash their hands to enter.
We know this can be discouraging for family members. However, we know this is the only proven way to help stop the spread of the virus. In the meantime, we are happy to forward a note or card to a resident and will help them connect with loved ones via technology like Skype or FaceTime.
Our team is committed to doing all that we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone who lives and works in the community.